Indian Test captain Virat Kohli got nostalgic and shared a childhood photo with Rahul Dravid. He also shared the message about following one’s dreams and how they can come true by sheer hard-work.
In the first picture, there is the 17-year old Kohli who along with other young cricketers, is seen posing with the former India skipper, who is also the fourth highest run-getter in the history of the game. The other picture shows Kohli being interviewed by Dravid during India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15.
Kohli, who captained in Australia in the absence of injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first Test at Adelaide Oval in 2014-15 had a superb match and scored century in both innings. India lost the match but Kohli made his mark as a captain and player in that match. MS Dhoni retired after the Melbourne Test and Kohli became the permanent captain. India fought hard but lost the series 2-0.
India didn’t surrender and Kohli had a mind boggling series by scoring 692 runs at an average of 86.5 and scored hundreds at Adelaide Oval (in both innings), Melbourne and Sydney.
The inspirational message with the picture reads:
Moments like these make you feel grateful for where you are. Once I was trying to make eye contact with this legend and then I was interviewed by him while playing test cricket for India. I guess dreams do come true #Grateful
Rahul Dravid is currently coaching India under-19 and A team. He was one of the contenders for the coach’s post but pulled out due to personal reasons.
India ‘A’ defeated Australia ‘A’ in the finals of the triangular series that also included South Africa ‘A’ which was held in Chennai. The U-19 team, which had the likes of Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant, reached the finals of U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh where they lost to a spirited West Indies.
Dravid and Kohli are contrasting characters but both believe in giving 100% on the field and their work ethic and dedication towards the game is impeccable. India is playing well and expect to win the series easily against the sub standard WI. Kohli became the first Indian skipper to score double hundred overseas and he will be determined to follow in the footsteps of Dravid and become India’s new wall.